The job of an interior designer is to basically turn the face of a room around, making it more aesthetically appealing, functional and energy efficient. To convert it into an area this would be more effective for human activities. Treated as a very important profession with high possibilities of increase in both demand and employment with a risk of keen competition in the market, interior designer’s job can be very hectic yet entertaining. They deal with colors, textures, fabrics, lighting, and furniture and so on to create that perfect space required by the client. They basically plan out interior spaces of different building types, namely offices, airports, hospitals, residential, institutional and etc. Some of the interior designers also specialize in one particular building type hence concentrating all their efforts and hard work in the extensive study of that type. Mostly, their job description involves decorating a space, to make it more inviting and captivating; attraction being the main purpose of this whole designing.
For example a hospital would be decorated to the required specifications to make it seem less depressing and make the stay of the patient more comfortable. In the office, it would be doe to attract more clientele. It is also becoming an increasing practice amongst the interior designers for them to work with architects, lighting engineers, contractors etc. It has grown to such an extent that they even participate in the placement of the windows, elevators, closets and so on. So all in all, an interior designer nowadays is also required to be able to decipher floor plans of a building. All the designers work the same schedule; they set up a meeting with their client, get to know their dislikes and likes better, note down their requirements, make suggestions, roam around in their existing dwelling to get a better idea of the surroundings and take an inventory f the furniture to note down the problems. After collecting this information, he comes up with a design plan and the estimate cost. Showing it in sketches or on a 3d program to the clients, he finalizes it.
Afterwards he brings in the finishes, paints and furniture. Depending on the complication and the complexity involved in the project, contractors, architects or engineers are hired with whose help all the required technical and construction drawings are drafted. Finally the time line is drawn up noting down the schedule and hence with the added help work is started. Later on the client pays a visit and if he is not satisfied with the new adjustments, the designer makes corrections accordingly.There are three particular areas of design that are becoming very popular with these interior designers and some are specializing just in them; ergonomics, elder design and green design. The first one revolves around creating an environment to minimize human physical stress level, the second one is concerned with creating a space for ease of use for senior citizens or disabled individuals and the last one deals with energy efficiency.